We like to celebrate our anniversary in or near Old Sacramento, and this year we chose Tower Bridge Bistro. It's just on the other side of the cobblestone streets and shops, attached to the Embassy Suites Hotel. If you are dining in the restaurant the valet parking is free. Outside seating is available with views of, what else, the bridge and river, but we opted for a booth inside the restaurant.
We went largely because we had read a Yelp review that said the chef would create custom-made vegan and vegetarian entrees. I made a note about wanting a vegetarian entree when we booked and from the moment we entered to when we left the service was spectacular, and the food was really tasty.
The staff were prepared for us and Josh, the evening's chef, came out to talk about his idea for the entree. Asian inspired, he avoided all the vegetables I don't care for, and created a lovely noodle feast with lots of fresh cilantro and green onions. The broth was tangy and flavorful and it was a nice sized portion. I probably should have asked for some tofu for a little protein content, but did not think of it.
My partner indulged in the skirt steak, with an unusual egg and vegetable side piled on top of the medallions and all was excellent.
There were about three by-the-glass wine selections, and the Coppola cab and Geyeser Peak sauvignon blanc were fine. Along with the tasty multi-grain break, we also shared the farmer's salad and brie with glazed strawberries for appetizers and devoured a supremely light and fruity lemon raspberry chiffon cake. A great meal.
Maria provided outstanding wait service, and even the busboy was very attentive, volunteering to get our parking ticket validated. It was a slow Wednesday in there, but still, we felt like celebrities and will definitely return.
Kudos to Tower Bistro for going out their way to may our dinner experience just perfect and to provide a level of service that is above so many others in the area.
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